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3 hours ago, Jimale said:

80gm palladium ore 

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Looks like hematite or magnetite.

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2 hours ago, Bedrock Bob said:

That is iron ore Jimale.

Hi, Bob,

This will a nice wedding ring for my fourth wife!  

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11 hours ago, Bedrock Bob said:

That is iron ore Jimale.

Could be it has traces of Pd. I have an ore sample that tested 10% Fe and 2oz/ ton of Pd.  It is quite black and heavy.

I wonder how it  is  smelted to separate  the the iron from the  rest.

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15 hours ago, Stillweaver hillbelli said:

 

I wonder how it  is  smelted to separate  the the iron from the  rest.

It is smelted like any other ore. 

The refining process may be different depending on what other non ferrous metals are present in the dore. 

You should get your money back from the assayer who told you that you had 2opt of palladium in your ore. You simply can't determine that from a assaying a chunk of a single specimen.

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No woories, Bob.  The ore I have is  found in an 8" wide vein cutting across a dirt road. I realize that yield is calculated using samples from the whole ore body, and not using cherrypicked highgrade.

The XRF test set me back $10.

Smelting PGM 

Ok. Found a bunch of vids^.

I was wondering about the smelting  as PGM'S have melting points much higher than more common metals. 

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